Dorothea Mackeller

(1885 - 1968)

Dorothea Mackeller Poems

1. My Country 1/1/2004
2. The Open Sea 1/1/2004
3. In A Southern Garden 1/1/2004
4. Fire 1/1/2004
5. Burning Off 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Dorothea Mackeller

My Country

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The ...

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